Thursday, June 29, 2017

Garden Tour Thursday

AYLA:  I'm doing the Garden Tour this week.  Its not that I am competing with Iza (*koff, koff*) but I want my turn doing it, ya know?  So lets tour the yard...
The daylilies are blooming nicely!  We have several differnt colors.  Butter yellow...
And this wunnerful of a color I cant really name.  "Orangey-Brick"?  "Rouge"?   "Carnelian"?  Annyway, we LOVE this one!
THe meadow garden has mostly shown Brown-Eyed Susans and Blanket flowers, but some Queen Annes Lace is blooming now.  The insects LOVE that.
And the Hummingbird.Butterfly/Bee bed is showing a few more flowers everday.  I dont know their names, I just admire them.  Pale lavender...
 Powder blue...
Hot burgundy...
And lets back up a bit to see the whole meadow bed on the conveniently-placed stepladder for the high view.  Iffen ya dont like ladders, TBT is along ta lift ya up fer the view.  Iffen ya dont like THAT, yer outta luck.
And back on ground-level (whew), the Astilbes are blooming.  The flowers will get bigger soon, but are pretty good now.
And last but NOT least is our NIP bed.  It is big and getting bigger! 
But really, can there be TOO MUCH NIP?  We dont think so!

Now, lets settle in the shade under the Saucer Magnolia tree.  Iza and Marley have chosen the snacks today.  And it is ...  Poached Turkey Thigh cubes,  soft Salmon treats, and Niptinis!  Good choices (I suspect TBT had something to do with it this time as Iza and Marley think of food as just "food", while TBT and I think in terms of combinations of flavors and textures to be savored.

Well, thanks so much for coming along on MY Garden Tour this week!


  1. Wow! Your garden is really blooming! Thanks for the tour, Ayla.

  2. Thanks for the tour, everything looks beautiful. Do you get a lot of hummingbirds? That catnip is most impressive. Good snack too.

  3. OMC, that nip garden...! Make sure you put a fence around those lilies when you have your garden tours - I know YOU guys are smart enough to keep your distance, but your pals might be tempted to lean in for a sniff.

  4. A beautiful bounty of blooms you have growing in your yard!

    We think we saw phlox, flax and cosmos in one of your gardens.
    And all that nip...Ooh-la-la!

  5. What a beautiful garden ! Your flowers are gorgeous ! Purrs

  6. You sure had lots of pretty to share today!

  7. We love the meadow bed. Thanks for the snacks, it's raining here, so we are happy to get to tour your lovely sunny garden.

  8. Foi uma passeio agradável, às flores estão muito bonitas.
    Obrigada pelo passeio, Ayla!

  9. The meadow is just fabulous.

    Sydney, Australia

  10. HOLY CARP! That nip garden is unbelievable! Your flowers are beautiful. Mom and Dad used to have tons of daylilies but they lost a lot of them over the years.

    The Florida Furkids

  11. That was a very fine garden tour. You're a natural!!

  12. we just love your garden, Ayla! your meadow and hummerbird/butterfly/bee/pollinator gardens are wonderful! thanks for the tour and refreshments!

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto, TL

  13. wonderful job of conducting us about to see the beauty. Ayla, you rock.


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